Workshop on Masculinity and Men in the Egyptian Society


19 May 2010

The Danish Egyptian Dialogue Institute (DEDI) in cooperation with the Danish Center for Information on Gender, Equality and Ethnicity (KVINFO) is implementing a project entitled Changing Masculinities, Chancing Communities, facilitating the meeting of a group of Egyptian and Danish activists, artists, academics and social workers in Cairo and Copenhagen whose work involves an awareness of masculinity as a crucial factor in the construction of social relations and communities.

The workshop targets young and independent filmmakers, directors and writers in particular. The selected participants should show genuine interest at masculinities issues. And due to the novelty of the topic in the Egyptian context, prior deep knowledge of issues of masculinities is not required. However, participants are expected to demonstrate an interest at the topic and the ability to learn and engage with new ideas. Participants are also expected to have substantial knowledge and past experience on filmmaking, directing and writing.